Elementary Reading and Mathematics

Help elementary school students cultivate a love for learning as they build the essential reading and mathematics skills they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond with a MS in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6).

In this specialization, you can explore strategies to help you become more effective in delivering reading and mathematics instruction that is aligned with Common Core State Standards. You can also benefit from a curriculum that is based on standards set by both the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Emphasis on Practical Strategies

  • Implement research-based practices in key areas of reading instruction.
  • Employ technology to promote higher levels of engagement and learning.
  • Adopt data-driven practices to identify areas of need, monitor progress, and inform instruction.
  • Apply proven strategies to ensure students learn critical math content and skills.
  • Improve students’ analytical and problem-solving skills.

Now earn your degree in as little as 12 months for less than $10,000. Learn more.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (9 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (21 sem. cr.)
    • ePortfolio

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Additional Learning Outcomes for the Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6) Specialization

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Utilize a variety of manipulative materials and emerging technological resources in the classroom to incorporate the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice into their teaching.
  2. Apply strategies to help students diagnose misconceptions, solve problems successfully, and develop mathematical habits of mind.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of connections among mathematical concepts and ideas and help students make similar connections.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the base-ten number system and the mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  5. Create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.
  6. Use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.
  7. Use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction.
    This Specialization is informed by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standards and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice and International Reading Association’s Standards for Reading Professionals.

Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6610 Course Teacher as Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6640 Course Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MATH 6561 Course Learning and Teaching Mathematics Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6650 Course Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MATH 6562 Course The Base Ten Number System and Operations: Addition/Subtraction Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code READ 6706 Course Literacy Development P-3 Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code READ 6707 Course Reading and Literacy Growth Grades 4-6 Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MATH 6563 Course The Base Ten Number System and Operations: Multiplication/Division Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code READ 6709 Course Literacy in Academically Diverse Classrooms Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6733 Course Action Research for Educators Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

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